Unique Thanksgiving Side Dish: White Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin
Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving are the ideal times to try out some fun, new recipes. While there are tons of traditional Thanksgiving classics that are never to be messed with, such as baked mac and cheese, turkey, or stuffing (and yes even Mom's pumpkin pie), we also love the idea of pushing tradition aside and trying something unexpected, that will hopefully bring in new traditions — especially at a Friendsgiving celebration, when the "rules" are a little more loosey-goosey anyway. Unique Thanksgiving sides are an especially great way to experiment — not because mashed potatoes are boring, but because if something really flops, it won't spoil the dinner the way a bad main dish could.
Not that you have to worry about flops here: from exciting salads to creamy soups and so much more, these Thanksgiving dishes recipes will be so good, they might make you forget about the turkey altogether. So whether you're in the mood to try something new or you just can't stomach your aunt's hefty green bean casserole another year, these unconventional recipes are sure to reinvigorate your Thanksgiving spread and appetite. From a refreshing take on cornbread to vegan friendly dishes like sourdough stuffing, there's something for everybody.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Naomi Parris